Slavery By Another Name: Behind The Scenes | Premiere at Sundance

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Full Show


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Recreations on Location


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Tonya Groomes


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Michele Norris Reacts


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Discussions with Descendants


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Premiere at Sundance


Description: Slavery by Another Name "resets" our national clock with a singular astonishing fact: Slavery in America didn't end 150 years ago, with Abraham Lincoln's 1863 Emancipation Proclamation. Based on Douglas A. Blackmon's Pulitzer Prize-winning book, the film illuminates how in the years following the Civil War, insidious new forms of forced labor emerged in the American South, persisting until the onset of World War II. In this 30 minute follow-up special, Slavery by Another Name: Behind the Scenes, Blackmon takes us on location to Birmingham and Atlanta for a look at the making of the PBS feature documentary. The author also visits with descendents of historical characters featured in his book and the film who discuss the importance of coming to grips with challenging history.

Original Broadcast: 02/13/2012

Length: 00:26:40